10 things to do during the Winter School Holidays in Perth City

10 things to do during the Winter School Holidays in Perth City

Nothing is worse than the constant “I’m borreeeeed, I wanna do somethingggg” during school holidays. It’s hard trying to find something new to do every day, especially in this drizzly Perth Winter! If you find yourself turning to Google and searching for things like ‘things to do with kids near me’ or ‘school holiday activities in Perth’ the search ends here!

We’ve got your itinerary sorted with our Very Important Kids (VIK) Program and our Top 10 things to do in Perth these July Winter school holidays. 

Stay in Perth City longer with up to 30% off accommodation plus FREE breakfast with our Winter Sale. That’s rooms from $132!

 

Very Important Kids (VIK) Club

Our free VIK program saves up to $300 on local experiences and kid friendly activities in Perth! You’ll receive exclusive discounts at Perth’s best family friendly attractions and free meals at Ivy & Jack when you stay at Holiday Inn Perth. Plus kids stay free! Kate and family from South West Mums recently tested out the program – check out her blog here.

 

1.Skating at Elizabeth quay


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You don’t need to travel far to go ice skating in Perth – just a 5-minute walk from Holiday Inn Perth will transport you to a winter wonderland at Elizabeth Quay. This family friendly pop-up ice-skating rink is the perfect winter outing. There are ice slides, skating aids (for kids) and even jumping castles.

Dates: 28 June – 21 July. Learn more.

 

2. Snow Mall

There’s a strong forecast of snow in Perth City this school holidays… but strangely only it’s in one place. The Hay Street Mall will be covered in snow every Friday night, Saturday & Sunday, with a snow fall occurring 3 times an hour. Don’t miss the incredible snow falls; it’ll have the kids talking for weeks. Best of all, it’s free!

Dates: 28 June – 21 July. Learn more.

 

3. Mr Robot

The perfect cultural experience for the kids this school holidays is Mr Robot; a play which reminds us that we’re all made up of different parts. Ophelia stumbles across a strange box full of parts and sets to building herself a robot friend. They go on many adventures together and make new friends along the way.

Dates: 6, 9, 11-14 July. Learn more.

 

4. Palace Cinemas – School Holiday Special


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Sometimes it’s hard to get the kids to settle in winter and that means it’s movie time. They’ll love Palace Cinema Raine Square and so will you! It’s not your typical cinema. It’s a little bit snazzy and has everything you could need. Sit back and relax while the kids enjoy their movie… while you enjoy a cheeky glass of wine. Wins all round! Best of all, this school holidays you can treat the whole family to $11 tickets to Toy Story 4 and The Secret Life of Pets 2! *T&Cs apply.

>Dates: open all year. Special ticket price valid: 6 – 21 July.  Learn more.

 

5. Winter Fest Theatre

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The most exciting part of winter is Winter Fest Theatre! Expect plenty of free family friendly activities ranging from comedians to jugglers and magicians. Booking is essential – stay tuned for free tickets!

Dates: 6 – 21 July. Learn more. 

 

6. Water Wildlife Up Close

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Sharks are escaping the cold ocean and heading to Perth City. This winter wander over to Carillon City for an up close & personal experience with sharks, sea stars, turtles and more! The underwater world is educational and sure to excite the little ones.

Dates: 8 – 12 July. *Note: 11 July, 10.30-11 is a sensory session. Learn more.

 

7. Jazz for Juniors

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Do your kids love music? WAYJO have a very special school holiday program where they introduce the instruments of a jazz band to children. Kids have the opportunity to try an instrument and learn from the best. The program sells out, so be sure to get in quick.

Dates: 9-10 July. Learn more.

 

8. Kids Eat Free

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This winter school holidays at Ivy & Jack kids eat free! Kids will enjoy the breakfast buffet or Kids Lunch & Dinner Menu for free when dining with adult. Max 2 children per adult.

Plus as a special treat this school holidays, Ivy & Jack has a FREE PANCACKE decorating station for kids at their breakfast buffet!

Dates: 6 – 21 July. Learn more.

 

9. The Perth Mint

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The Perth Mint is a favourite among the little ones. Who wouldn’t want to see pure gold being heated to molten temperatures then poured into a gold bar!? It’ll leave the kids amazed and wanting more. There is plenty to do at the Perth Mint, take a wander through the gold exhibition or stop to see the one tonne gold coin in all it’s glory. They also offer guided heritage walks of the building, the secure vault and the original melting house. Best of all, you can get free entry for one child (aged 4 – 15) when accompanied by a paying adult with our VIK wristband.

Dates: Open 7 days 9am – 5pm. Learn more.

 

10. Kings Park

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Kings Park is a kid’s dream come true. With some of Perth’s best playgrounds, there are so many things to climb and explore. The Rio Tinto Naturescape is always a favourite – but be warned, the kids will get a bit dirty! We’ve written a list of some of the best things to do at Kings Park. Pack yourself a picnic and head over. 

Dates: All year. Learn more. 

Kids Stay and Eat Free at Holiday Inn

After a day packed full of school holiday fun in the city, kick back and relax at the Holiday Inn hotel. The best family accommodation in Perth gets even better. Kids Stay and Eat Free, which makes it the perfect spot for a City Staycation with the family. Check out what we have put on for the coming School Holidays or check out our rates by clicking the Book Now button.

 

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Plus, save up to $300 on meals and activities with our Very Important Kids program – it’s free to join!

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget, kids stay and eat FREE.

Top 5 Reasons Kids Love Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

  1. Our meals are free at Ivy and Jack*. Mum doesn’t get a bill for our food, which always makes her happy.
  2. We get a really cool Travel Story pack including colouring in pencils, stickers and even recipes!
  3. We can stay for free.* Sleeping in our parents’ room means lots of time together.
  4. We get to eat the foods we like from our own special menu ay Ivy and Jack. Breakfast, lunch and dinner!
  5. We can have all the fun we want. Unlike some hotels, Holiday Inn welcomes kids. It’s kinda like home, but a lot better.

 

What’s On this Summer in Perth 2018/19

What’s On this Summer in Perth 2018/19

Western Australians come to life in the Summer time. The weather is warmer, the beach water is crisp and the days are longer. To fill the days and enjoy the summer as much as possible, Perth City hosts a bunch of amazing events. We’ve compiled a list of our favourites this summer 2018/2019, take a look at what’s on.

Choose to stay longer with our Weekend Special from $149 for Accommodation & Breakfast for 2 Adults.

 

Rooftop Movies

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From the producers of Fringe World, the Rooftop Movies is the place to be this summer. Expect gorgeous sunset views from the top of a Northbridge car park, decked out in cute beanbags and of course a film screen. Purchase your wine from the bar, and even your dinner and snacks, then kick back to enjoy. Hot tip: get there when doors open as all the good beanbags go quick!

Dates: current – 30 March. Learn more.

 

Twilight Hawkers Market

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The best place to enjoy food from all around the world is the Twilight Hawkers Market which pops up on Friday nights in the centre of the city. Head to Forrest Chase to enjoy a selection of delicious eats, drinks and desserts.

Dates: current – 29 February. Learn more.

 

Fringe World

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Expect circus, cabaret, comedy, musicals, mermaids and much more from the 2019 Fringe Festival. It’s everyone’s favourite summertime activity – the perfect way to spend long summer nights in Perth City. Enjoy a meal in the city before heading to The Pleasure Garden or the Urban Orchard – outdoor pop up bars in the heart of the Fringe events.

Dates: 18 January  – 17 February 2019. Learn More.

 

Wildcats Games

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Perth’s favourite basketball team the Wildcats are playing their last games before finals time. Support them at RAC Arena in February as they strive to win the championship. Currently at Number 2 on the ladder for Australia, the Wildcats have a solid chance at bringing the NBL trophy back to Perth in 2019.

Dates: 10 and 15 February. Learn more. 

 

Perth Festival

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Perth Festival has been one of Australia’s premier curated multi-arts festivals since 1953. They proudly claim that they’ve been “disrupting and celebrating Pert hand Western Australia for 65 years”. Perth Festival has a range of free and paid events, but are most well-known for transforming Kings Park into a story telling, nocturnal wonderland.

Dates: 3 February  – 9 March 2019. Learn more.

 

Chinese New Year Fair

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The Chinese New Year Fair returns to Northbridge for another year of celebration. From lion and dragon dancing, to stalls, rides, a parade and more, the multicultural celebration can be enjoyed in China Town, Lake St and James St.

Dates: 10 February. Learn more.

 

Arctic Monkeys Live

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This February, the Arctic Monkeys are heading to RAC Arena to promote their new album Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino. Their new album throws the guitar riffs out the window, opting for piano-driven tunes and obscurity. Catch them at their first AUS show along with Mini Mansions (collaborators from Queens of the Stone Age and The Last Shadow Puppets). RAC Arena is only a short walk from Holiday Inn Perth, enjoy the music and treat yourself to a staycation.

Dates: 23 February. Learn more.

 

Free Films at Northbridge Piazza

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Every Wednesday night during summer catch a free film on the lush grasses of Northbridge Piazza. Pull up a beanbag, enjoy some popcorn and unpack your picnic while you enjoy your free date night film. During Fringe season you can expect quirky films such as Swiss Army Man and Napoleon Dynamite.

Dates: Wednesdays. Learn more.


Stay in the heart of the CBD

You won’t want to go home after a whole day of exploring Perth City in the perfect summer weather… but who says you have to? Stay longer when you book a room and experience more of what Perth City has to offer.

Our Weekend Special includes full buffet breakfast for 2 people so you can fuel up for a big day of exploring!

Don’t forget that Kids Stay and Eat Free! Plus, upon arrival you can join our free Very Important Kids program to receive discounts to the best family friendly activities in Perth CBD.

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Perth Arena events on this summer

Perth Arena events on this summer

It’s heating up across the city, and the action is all at Perth Arena.

Perth Arena is a mere stroll from the hotel, and with world class entertainment across its roster, there’s sure to be an event for you. See our favorites from the lineup for a stellar summer of fun.


Something for Everyone

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An Evening With Oprah – Monday, 7 December

The Mighty O will be in the house for one very special Perth appearance. Her talking tour will cover Ms. Winfrey’s life including stories of her amazing achievements and the tough times she has overcome. Read our evening with Oprah blog click/tap here.


Hugh Jackman Live in Concert – Tuesday, 15 and Wednesday 16 December

Everyone’s favourite song and dance man will be back on Australian shores performing his Broadway To Oz show. Here is the chance to see our Hugh at his finest in the Aussie version of his Back To Broadway smash on stage. See him for two nights only, before he disappears back to the silver screen.

 

Kevin Hart What Now? – Wednesday 3 Feb

One of comedy’s breakout stars in recent years, Kevin Hart, is bringing ‘What Now?’, his hit stand up show to Perth Arena. Get your tickets now and get ready to laugh!

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Image Credit: Dainty Group

 Holiday Inn Perth | Summer Deals


Sports Lovers

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Hopman Cup 2016 – Sun, 3 Jan to Saturday, 9  Jan

The number one tennis event on Perth’s calendar brings international tennis stars such as Andy Murray and Serena Williams to the court to serve up a storm. With a week-long calendar, the Hopman Cup is also one of the social events of the season.

CHECK OUT THE TEAMS

Perth’s NBL Season with the Wildcats – Various dates

Come out and watch Australian basketball at its finest. Witness the Perth Wildcats go head to head with their interstate counterparts such as the Sydney Kings and Melbourne United. .

SEE THE SCHEDULE

Image credit: Perth Wildcats Facebook

Music Fans

Perth Arena | Live Music |Holiday Inn Perth Blog

The Amity Affliction and A Day To Remember – Monday, 14 December

Need a rock fix? Watch international superstars The Amity Affliction and A Day to Remember live in concert rocking out at the stadium. Their Big Ass Tour will be one definitely not to miss for fans.

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Chris Brown One Hell of a Nite tour – Wednesday  9th December

International R&B superstar, Chris Brown is coming to Australia with his One Hell of a Nite tour this December with special guest August Alsina.

GET TICKETS

Image Credit: Perth Arena Facebook

 

Perth Entertainment Package

We have the perfect package to make the most of your next event in Perth. Don’t deal with organiseing people or uber ride and stay in the heart of Perth city literally walking distants to all major entertainment venues in Perth.

Perth Entertainment package includes:

  • Accommodation for 2 adults
  • 2 house beverages in the bar

 

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